Day 1 Arrival
You arrive in Joigny and enjoy this beautiful town of Art and History nestled on the banks of the Yonne.
Day 2 Joigny - Tonnerre 55 km
After breakfast you start your cycling trip. On the towpath, you will cross different landscapes of vineyards and pastures which alternate until you reach Tonnerre. Tonnerre, home of the Chevalier d'Eon, contains some
treasures: the Hôtel-Dieu, a former hospital from the 13th century, the wash house and the famous Fosse Dionne.
Day 3 Tonnerre - Montbard 60 km
This stage takes you along the romantic Canal de Bourgogne and you will discover two superb
You will discover two superb Renaissance castles: first the Château d'Tanlay and then the Château d'Ancy le Franc built by the architect Seclio in the 17th century. Arrival in Montbard. This pretty town on the banks of the Canal is the home of Buffon, the 18th century naturalist and mathematician.
Day 4 Montbard - Pouilly-en-Auxois 54 km
You continue your journey along the Canal de Bourgogne. The landscape is particularly green.
You can make a small diversions to visit the Abbey of Fontenay, a magnificent Cistercian abbey classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You can also visit the archaeological site of Alesia and its Museopark. Then you return to the banks of the canal to continue your pleasant journey to Pouilly en Auxois, a small, very pleasant Burgundian town.
Day 5 Pouilly-en-Auxois - Dijon 60 km
You leave Pouilly and ride quietly to Dijon. The capital of Burgundy welcomes you with its charm. In the heart of the city, you will discover the Dukes' Palace, the Fine Arts Museum with one of the richest collections of French museums, and the Saint-Bénigne Cathedral. Take the opportunity to taste the region's famous wine and mustard.
Day 6 Departure
Your cycling trip ends after breakfast.